SHREVEPORT—The Minden Lady Tiders split a pair of games over the weekend in the Calvary Tournament, falling to Red River on Friday night before beating Evangel in overtime, 43-40, on Saturday.
It was the Lady Tiders first win of the season.
"It was a very big win for us," Lady Tider head coach Jacob Brown said. "We wanted to get our first win several games ago, but it came in the third week of the season. I told the ladies that now they know they can win and I was very, very pleased with the way they played."
The Lady Tiders led 21-16 at the half. Evangel out-scored Minden 18-12 in the third quarter to take a one-point lead (34-33) going into the fourth.
"Evangel scored the last four points in the third quarter and then went on a 11-0 run in the third, then I called a timeout," Brown said. "After the timeout, Anatavia (Sterling) hit a three-pointer and that got us rolling again."
The Lady Tiders took the fourth quarter, 7-6, to move the game into overtime, where Minden shut-out Evangel 3-0 to get the win.
"We held them to one possession in the overtime," Brown said. "And Antavia hit a three-pointer for the game winner for us."
Miranda Fisher scored 18 points to lead Minden and Antavia Sterling added 15. Metosha Gill and Talia Green each scored four.
Friday night against Red River, the lady Tiders fell behind early, as Red River out-scored them 16-7 and 17-6 in the first two quarters. Red River took the third quarter 11-9 before Minden took the fourth 5-0 to make the finals score, 44-27.
Fisher led Minden with six points and Gill added five. Rachel Shyne and Green both added four.
The Minden Crimson Tide won a thrilling overtime game against the host Calvary Baptist team in the Speedworks Calvary Baptist Invitational on Saturday. Friday night, the Tide lost a tough one, 61-41, to Evangel.
In the OT win over Calvary, the two teams went into overtime tied 61-61. Minden then out-scored Calvary 10-9 to take the win.
Dominique Walker led the Tide with 16 points and Reggae Seamster added 14. D.J. Wallace scored 13 points and Elgin Moore scored 10. Anfernee Redd added seven and Vittorio Davis had six.
In Friday's loss, the Tide's lack of offense hurt them, as Evangel beat them, 61-41.
The Eagles out-scored the Tide in all four quarters, with the Tide reaching double digits in only the second. Evangel jumped out 17-8 and then out-scored Minden 19-18 in the second quarter to take a 36-26 lead into halftime. In the third, the Eagles scored 11 points to the Tide's eight and then out-scored Minden 14-7 in the final quarter.
Seamster led the Tide with 10 points and Tray Hawkins and Ashton Williams both scored six.